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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Heartfelt Creations Dogwood Fold Out Card

Good morning!

Today is my first post as a Heartfelt Creations design team member!!
I am so excited to be part of this wonderful company!!
Heartfelt has the most beautiful dies and stamp set, the bonus...they coordinate together and the dies are to easy to place on the stamped image to get a perfect cut every time!
I have long been a Heartfelt admirer and fan!

My first card is a Fold Out Card done with the Flowering Dogwood Collection.
Aren't these dogwood flowers from Heartfelt beautiful?
We have hundreds of dogwood trees here in the Sierra National Forest
and May is the time they are all in bloom!
Most of the dogwood I have seen are white but I used to have a pink one and they are so pretty.

I love these decorative fold out cards with the different top designs
and the decorative borders that match exactly, genius!
I made a pocket for a tag card to write a message.

Heartfelt Designs stamps and dies:
Flowering Dogwood & Dove Die HCD1-7131
Flowering Dogwood & Dove Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3775
Flowering Dogwood Die HCD1-7129
Flowering Dogwood Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3773
Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection HCDP1-275
Delicate Border Basics Die HCD1-7118
Classic Border Basics Die HCD1-7119
Botanic Window Die HCD1-7100
Fleur Borders & Pockets Die HCD1-778
Ornate Borders & Pockets Die HCD1-780
Other products sold at Heartfelt:
Bright Ideas Prills-12 Pack ANC852
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles 352854
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Foldout Card-White HCCF1-443-2
Stack & Store Daubers-Pk f 6 HCDA1-449
Other materials:
Pearls, Dyed Seam Binding, 3-M Foam Tape, Crystal Clear Glitter, Memento Dye Ink (Rose Bud, Pistachio and Gray Flannel, Angel Pink and New Sprout), Posh pink dye refill (for dying the seam binding).

5 1/2" X 17" fully open
Full instructions for this card:
Die cut double layers for each panel that shows from the front and one for each "backside" of the fold out card using the Flowering Dogwood Paper, the Classic Border Basics Die.  On the back rectangle panel, die cut the opening for the Botanic Window from the blue paper only, replace the window opening with another piece of (different print) pink.  Glue all paper panels to their specific card panels.
Die cut Delicate Borders, Fleur Pockets, Botanic Window and Ornate Borders from white linen. Stamp and die cut flowers, leaves, Dove and Flowering Dogwood hanging branch using Rose Bud, Pistachio and Gray Flannel Memento.  Using the Stack and Store Daubers, sponge Angel Pink on the pink flowers and New Sprout on the leaves.  I used Copic BV-20 to shade the Dove.
I used the 3mm and 6mm tips on the flower shaping tool along with the soft embossing mat to form the flowers and leaves after lightly misting with water. When completely dry I added green Prills using the Dries Clear Adhesive.  I added more adhesive to the ends of the petals and added Crystal Clear glitter to the ends.
Starting on the back panel, I glued the Botanic Window frame to the opening that I cut earlier, added the Flowering Dogwood hanging branch (cut apart in pieces) then added my pink and "white" Dogwood and leaves. The dove is double popped with foam tape and attached to the right top of back panel.  I then added tiny pearls to the window frame and made a triple (small) bow with the dyed seam binding, misted it with water and crinkled in then added it to the right side under the dove tail.
The next panel is just a pink layer and has the Fleur Pocket glued to the lower left side.  I cut out a tag from the Flowering Dogwood paper and added a bit of Delicate Border to the top.  Cut another small tag, punched a hole and added narrow ribbon then glued it to the rectangle tag, added a piece of the hanging branch and tucked it inside the pocket.
The next panel I added another little piece of the hanging branch to the right top and more pink and white dogwood with leaves to the left top.  My paper has a small dove on the lower right side.
Inside the last panel is a pink layer with the Ornate Border die cut and another piece of the hanging branch.
On the front (shortest panel), I have a double layer of paper, one has another small dove on the left side.  I added dogwood to the right side and a small narrow ribbon bow.
To finish off my card, I added paper panels to the back sides (one of which shows when the card is closed).  For the panel that shows I chose a paper with hanging dogwood.  I added Prills to the centers of the flowers and glitter to the outside edges just as I did with my formed flowers.

Thank you for visiting today
Comments are most welcome!


Rajni Chawla said...

Beautiful project!!
A warm welcome to the team.

Bev - Guneaux Designs said...

Absolutely marvelous, Robin!! I love all the various elements on the gorgeously designed card! I'm so happy for you and congratulations! Hugs!

BeautifulMomentCards - Tracey Fehr said...

Beautifully breathtaking, Robin! What a grand entrance project for the Heartfelt Creations team! Well done! I look forward to working with you! said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Welcome to the team!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Melissa Cash said...

Robin, Robin, Robin, this is so absolutely beautiful! I am so proud of you!

Sharon Fitzgerald said...

Your "family" at The Cat's Meow is thrilled to see your talent shared with Heartfelt Creations fans! We know you have so much to offer and are a great addition to the team.

Janine said...

Beautiful card. I hope you have a sturdy box for sending it.

Susie Williams said...

I do not have enough words to describe how wonderful this is. Wow, wow, wow it is jaw dropping spectacular!!!! I am in awe of your talent and creativity Robin. Thank you for sharing your art and heart my sweet friend. Heartfelt are very lucky to have you on their team.

SussiPoppins said...

Hi Robin, this is adorable! Hugs

CherylQuilts said...

WOW! First of all, Robin, and BIG congratulations for being chosen as a DT member for Heartfelt Creations. You are a perfect match for them, and I know they are thrilled to have you. I LOVE this amazing dogwood fold-out card, and the details and colors are stunning! YOU...are amazing! I wish you so much joy and fun, and I am still doing the Snoopy Dance over your being on the DT!! Love you dearly, and have a blast! Hugs always! xoxo

piyanki biswas said...

I love this collection, your card made me fall in love once again with the collection. Beautiful!